The college football landscape was absolutley rocked right down to it’s core on Wednesday. Reports surfaced that the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns were looking to join the Southeastern Conference. They would once again play former Big 12 foes Texas A&M and Missouri.
Since the publication of that story, multiple reports have followed. According to 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello, both schools have been looking to leave the conference for some time.
Whispers of Oklahoma and Texas kicking the tires and discussing a departure from the Big 12 have been occurring for the last few months, the source said.
John Talty of Al.com has echoed the report from Marcello as well.
Then we have the current athletic director of Texas A&M, Ross Bjork. ESPN recently published his comments in regards to Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC Conference as they did less than a decade ago. His comments seemed very insecure about their in-state rivals joining.
A lot more will come to light in the coming days but at this point in the process, it seems like no one can discuss anything else. Almost fitting that the news broke just moments before Aggies’ head coach Jimbo Fisher was set to take the podium at SEC Media Day.
Sooners Wire has collected some of the top Twitter reactions to the report: